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    04-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Rolling and back pain?

I brought my horse in to get him dried off, ( has been pouring for days here..) and blanket him since it is supposed to get colder tonite. I noticed when I went to towel him off that he flinched when I touched his back. Every time. He has not had back pain before- no idea if he slipped or what. But when I took him in the indoor to dry off he stopped and rolled three times. I seem to remember someone telling me that horses will roll as a way of adjusting their backs.
I am going to get a chiro out but he is other wise moving fine, no signs of pain except when I touch his back.
Any ideas? And DO horses roll to 'adjust' their own backs?
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    04-12-2013, 04:12 AM
AI would be getting someone out to look at his back.

Yes horses do roll to adjust their backs. It stretches muscles, gets blood flowing and you very well may hear cracks and crunches as they roll.

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